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  1. _*Message sent to Amy via Facebook January 9, 2012: {Cara Schingeck}

AND HIS BROTHERS…
and his brothers survived the cut, they have endured training that so many others could not so that they could help so many others they are now over in another country for our country America, the United States of America, Amy and you have chosen to stand my him. Thank you, Amy for your strength and thank you Jason for you strength and thank you Michelle for your strength because we all must be strong and we all must support our troops we all must be together as a community is this not true, because Jason is helping our world so that he can support others in their need of truth for I do not know all that is true for them but I do know that he is doint all that he can and he has done more than I could ever do so who ever puts you down Amy puts me down and whoever puts Jason down puts me down and whoever puts his mission down means they all misunderstanding it all so we must try our best understand it all because his life is meaningful so try your best just like him because I know he is giving hope and is more than what meets the eye, he is life and his helping others to have a life_

Today is Mother’s Day

My portrait today is of my cousin, Michelle.

Her son, Jason, will soon be leaving to serve in our war

I chose to wait until Mother’s Day to finish her portrait because I felt she deserved to be honored in this way.

I know of her love, her dedication, her devotion to her son.

I know of her warm, generous soul, her caring spirit, her gift for being able to light up a room with her energy and joy and vitality, her true exuberance and love of life.

She is one of the most compassionate people I have ever known.

She is a woman who is not only gentle but strong.

I feel truly blessed to know her.

Her eyes

Her smile

She is beautiful.

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Comments

  • Catherine Berger
    Catherine Bergerover 3 years ago

    Lovely portraits and great tribute.

  • Thank you

    – Cara Schingeck

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